FDA Ordered Stop of Seven Tobacco Products

On August 28, 2014, the FDA issued orders to Star Scientific, Inc., finding 7 dissolvable tobacco products as “not substantially equivalent” to their predicate products. This means that these products may not be sold, marketed, or distributed. Learn more about the orders and how to report violations on FDA’s website.

 

Local health departments are encouraged to share this information with their tobacco compliance staff and the public. Use these sample Facebook and Twitter messages to share the news and direct viewers to your own website or the FDA.

 

Facebook post: The FDA ordered a manufacturer to stop sales, marketing, and distribution of 7 dissolvable tobacco products that do not meet requirements (“not substantially equivalent”). Learn more about which products are restricted and how to report violations at _________________.

 

Tweet: FDA ordered a stop to sales, marketing, distribution of 7 tobacco products. Find out why and how to report violations at ____________________.

 

 

Connect with the Tobacco Prevention and Control Team 

NACCHO welcomes requests from any local health department for tobacco prevention planning and technical assistance. Please send your request to tobacco@naccho.org. Find resources, policy statements, news, and more on NACCHO’s Tobacco webpage.

 From National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Tobacco Alert 8/29

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